Useful Guidelines

User Guide

  1. Use dry, well-seasoned hardwood cut into 20cm lengths
  2. DO NOT use any treated, resinous or scrap wood
  3. If wood sizzles and bubbles, then the wood is not dry enough and is not recommended for use because it will produce a lot of smoke, lower temperatures and could cause damage to the oven
  4. Make a small fire in the middle of the oven, once it has started burning well add more wood and let it burn hot in order to properly heat the floor tiles, after about 15 minutes move the burning wood and embers to the side opposite to where the thermometer is situated, ie. if thermometer is on the right move the fire to the left hand side of the oven
  5. Let the oven temperature settle to around 300 Degrees C and you are now ready to start cooking your pizza.
  6. Keep the temperature at this heat by adding thin pieces of wood until you have cooked all your pizzas
  7. You can then let the oven cool down to make bread or other dishes

Cleaning and Maintenance

  1. Before use, check that chimney flue is free of blockages and ash
  2. After use, wait for oven to cool down then remove ash by using a brush and dustpan
  3. Clean the oven floor with a brush and a humid cloth, DO NOT use chemicals
  4. Clean the external surface with a towel soaked in warm water, NO chemicals
  5. Only clean the oven when it is not in use, ie. no fire burning
  6. If operating the oven in very cold weather, start the fire very slowly in order to avoid thermal shock damage
  7. To sanitize the oven floor, scatter some red hot embers over the floor and let stand for a few minutes
  8. When oven is not in use it must be stored under roof or covered with a breathable waterproof fabric cover
  9. Please Note that micro-veins, cracks and breaks in the floor tiles are normal intrinsic characteristics of the refractory material

With proper maintenance and correct use, your oven will give you many years of enjoyment